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Raleigh Officer Injured After Accident

Posted February 15, 2007 6:21 a.m. EST
Updated February 15, 2007 8:06 p.m. EST

A Raleigh police officer was injured early Thursday when his cruiser ran off the road.

Investigators said Officer Michael Martin swerved to avoid a deer on Leesville Road, lost control of his police vehicle and crashed into some trees near Pike Road.

The accident report said Martin had his emergency lights on and was apparently responding to a call at about 2 a.m.

He was taken to WakeMed, where he was listed in serious condition Thursday morning.

No other vehicles were involved.